May 19, 2012

National Devil's Food Cake Day

"I am not a strict vegan, because I'm a hedonist pig. If I see a big chocolate cake that is made with eggs... I'll have it." - Grace Slick

It's National Devil's Food Cake Day!

I guess I always thought that devil's food cake was different from just regular old chocolate cake because it contained something specific (like blood, fire, or brimstone). Apparently what makes it different is just that it contains more chocolate, thus giving it a deeper, richer flavor (also, traditionally this kind of cake was made with shredded beets which, while adding moisture and sweetness, also made the color slightly red).

Well, damn (had to be done at least once), that's boring.

But, hey, if that's all it takes to make devil's food cake, then you better believe I'm gonna make this THE MOST chocolatey thing ever (unfortunately, I'm fresh out of beets, but I've been known to occasionally slip them into my baked goods. How totally evil, right?).

Cake for The (Lazy) Prince of Darkness
- 1 package of Duncan Hines Devil's Food Cake Mix
- 1 package of Jello chocolate pudding
- 1 tub of Duncan Hines Homestyle Dark Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Directions: Make the pudding according to the package. Make the cake according to the package (subbing whatever amount of water it calls for with the pudding). Bake. Cool. Layer the excess pudding between the cake layers. Cover cake in frosting. Grab a three-pronged spear (or a fork, whatever you have on hand). Eat until you feel hellishly full.

(Also, for you vegan doubting Thomas', IsItVegan.com and PETA have approved the aforementioned ingredients as safe! BOOYEAH.)

Happy National Devil's Food Cake Day!